L. A. '56: A Devil in the City of Angels (Paperback)

A Devil in the City of Angels

By Joel Engel

Thorndike Press, 9781410449658, 379pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2012



Los Angeles, 1956. Glamorous. Prosperous. The place to see and be seen. But beneath the shiny exterior beats a dark heart. Engel paints a tense, moody portrait of the city as a devil disguised as a cop weaves his way through the shadows.

About the Author

JOEL ENGEL is the author or co-author of more than fifteen books, including "By George" (the autobiography of George Foreman), "The Oldest Rookie" with Jim Morris (made into a movie starring Dennis Quaid), and most recently, "What Would Martin Say?" with Clarence B. Jones (Martin Luther King Jr.'s attorney). He is a former journalist for "The""New York Times" and "Los Angeles Times," among others.